History Stories
CATEGORY: Archaeology
Neolithic Feasts at Stonehenge Were Not Vegan-Friendly
October 17, 2017

The fatty menu kept their bellies full. Read More

Archaeologists Might Have Found the Tomb of Santa Claus
October 5, 2017

It isn’t anywhere near the North Pole. Read More

Why Are Archaeologists So Excited About This Toilet Linked to Paul Revere?
September 29, 2017

The 18th-century outhouse may yield colonial clues. Read More

DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors
September 12, 2017

It's the first genetic confirmation of a female Viking warrior. Read More

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art
August 30, 2017

Christos Tsirogiannis builds cases against art smugglers and the institutions that enable them. Read More

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets
August 18, 2017

It’s the first of its kind to be discovered in more than half a century. Read More

Relics of Ancient ‘Skull Cult’ Uncovered in Turkey
June 28, 2017

Researchers think carved skull fragments discovered at Göbekli Tepe, a famous Neolithic site in southeastern Turkey, are evidence of a new form of skull cult. Read More

There’s Now a Database of Cultural Sites in Danger. It has 20,000 Entries
June 8, 2017

From a wonder of the world to the seat of a Bronze Age kingdom, explore 10 of the thousands of historic sites currently threatened by conflict, looting, construction or other causes. Read More

3,500-year-old Mummy Surprise Found in Egypt
April 19, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery near the famed Valley of the Kings. Read More

Ice-Age Village in Canada is One of Oldest North American Settlements
April 6, 2017

Archaeologists on British Columbia’s Triquet Island have excavated an ancient settlement dating back some 14,000 years, to the last ice age. Read More